Next on Trump's Hostage Video

We know it is insincere. And even in that, Trump cannot bring himself to saying Biden won, the election was fair, and congratulate Biden. It is a Hostage Video, issued under duress.

Why? Trump is afraid. Let's look at the timeline a bit
Of course Trump was watching the Impeachment on TV. He has no Twitter, he could not issue his counter-claims.

But SUDDENLY there was that live message from Trump, read by Gym Jordan. Where Trump denounced all violence... Why did THAT suddenly emerge?

Remember the timing!
Trump's declaration (via press release) was issued by Eric Trump's Twitter feed (no doubt sitting with dad). It is not written by Trump. It is written by professional press people, trying to protect Trump.

Trump ORDERED it to be written, and Eric to publish it.. because of..
The TIMING tells us what freaked Trump out. It was brave Republican Congressman, Dan Newhouse (R-WA) who was the ONLY House Member of GOP who dared to SPEAK into the Congressional record, his support of the Indictment ('with a heavy heart').

Trump is not smart. But he knows TV
Rep Newhouse did not warn anyone this was coming. No other House GOP dared to speak into the Congressional Record (and on live TV) on behalf of the Democrats call to Impeach. Some did issue WRITTEN statements, but nobody else dared to speak. Dan Newhouse did. His voice was heard
Trump knows THIS Republican voice - as a VIDEO CLIP will damage him MORE than Liz Cheney's written statement. And that is why Trump rushed to issue the statement that he is against all violence.

His Hostage Video builds on that disaster, attempting to do damage-control
The OTHER motivator on the Hostage Video is Trump's criminal liability in murder. Trump now KNOWS his speech will be presented as evidence of Trump inciting violence (which would not be protected by 1st Amendment, it is like yelling fire in a crowded theater)

Trump is in fear
Trump will be looking to shift the blame - he needs a scapegoat for January 6, and the most obvious two candidates are maganutter Congressman Mo Brooks and the alleged attorney Pantsy McGrabliani "Trial by Combat!"

Mo Brooks is already blaming White House in return.
Giuliani been trying to telephone Trump. He is refusing Rudy's calls. Rudy wants to BLACKMAIL Trump. Trump thinks he is safe by not talking to Rudy (the famous Ostrich defense, to reality, hide your head into the sand)

Trump is of course REFUSING TO PAY RUDY (what else is new)
Onto this, Mitch trolled Trump (he hates Trump vicerally, will destroy Trump but do it piece meal) - by saying Mitch won't tell which way he votes - he will be PERSUADED BY THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS

Haha Trump is BROKE. He can't AFFORD proper representation. He can't even use Giuliani
So while Trump IS a clear and present danger to America for 6 more days, Trump is now panicking about his own CRIMINAL LEGAL JEOPARDY that comes knocking on his door next week Wednesday, 1 minute past noon on 20 January

Stay tuned
PS - I missed that there was a SECOND speech at Impeachment debate, by Republican also declaring she'll vote to impeach. Sorry. My bad. It was two. The second was:

Rep Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) who also bravely declared she'd be voting to impeach with the DEMs..

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I mean literally brainwashing. Please see psychological and sociological theories. I mean literally building a cult - that CANNOT FIND THE TRUTH

It is like the Branch Davidians (mass suicide)

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Now we get the analogy. Cancer.

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Thread 4: Donald Trump Did Not Invent Trumpism

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